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# escalation - Monday 9 December, 2019

School secretaries to hold national one-day strike and escalate their industrial action

The one-day strike in January will be followed by a work-to-rule from the secretaries, trade union Fórsa said.

# escalation - Friday 30 November, 2018

Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry to country as tensions mount over ships seizure

The move came after Kiev imposed martial law in border regions this week in response to the Russian seizure of the ships.

# escalation - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Lack of public support for Irish Rail workers as unions say Christmas strike 'possible'

They’re also not happy with Transport Minister Shane Ross’ lack of intervention in the dispute.

# escalation - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

From The42 'We want Wenger out': Arsenal fans protest outside the Emirates ahead of Bayern clash Escalation

'We want Wenger out': Arsenal fans protest outside the Emirates ahead of Bayern clash

The Gunners need a miracle tonight after a thumping first-leg loss at the Allianz Arena.

# escalation - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Escalation: Dublin Bus drivers will strike for an additional 13 days

The dispute is going into October.

# escalation - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Luas drivers have announced six more strike days

They’re to take place this month and next.

# escalation - Sunday 7 September, 2014

US steps up air-strike campaign to target fighters in Iraq's Sunni heartland

The new strikes deepen Washington’s involvement in the conflict and represent a significant escalation for President Barack Obama.

# escalation - Sunday 31 August, 2014

For the first time, Vladimir Putin's raised the prospect of giving east Ukraine 'statehood'

His comments dramatically raise the stakes in the ongoing crisis.

# escalation - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Point of no return?... EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine

Leaders meeting in Brussels are likely to boost sanctions against Moscow. “Europe has to act,” France’s Francois Hollande said today.

# escalation - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq

Charlie Flanagan says the EU needs a “strong and unified response to the terror in Northern Iraq”.

# escalation - Friday 11 July, 2014

Gaza death toll hits 100 as truce efforts waver

Israeli airstrikes continue to bombard Gaza today as the Palestinian death toll reaches 100.

# escalation - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Women and children among injured as Israel launches "Operation Protective Edge"

There were more than 50 airstrikes early today.

# escalation - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Palestinian teenager forced into car and killed in apparent revenge attack

The youth was seen being kidnapped from the Arab half of Jerusalem.

# escalation - Friday 2 May, 2014

Military helicopter shot down as Ukraine army launches assault on insurgents

Troops have also been put on full combat alert in response to the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed on the border.

# escalation - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Military conscription introduced in Ukraine as petrol bombers take over more buildings

Ukraine currently has 130,000 personnel in its armed forces. With reserves, this could be boosted to around 1,000,000.

# escalation - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Unmarked armoured vehicles carrying Russian flags spotted as Ukraine increases military action

Both sides are upping the ante as talks planned for tomorrow.

# escalation - Sunday 13 April, 2014

At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces

Heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters yesterday and Ukrainian forces fought back today.

# escalation - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

"Frightening and dangerous": Taoiseach hopeful Ukraine crisis can be solved through diplomacy

The EU has condemned Russia’s “acts of aggression” in the region and called on Moscow to recall its troops from their deployment across Crimea.

# escalation - Friday 28 February, 2014

Armed men are patrolling one of Ukraine's main airports

However the airport is operating normally, despite their presence.

# escalation - Friday 9 August, 2013

Spain says it will take 'all necessary measures' to protect Gibraltar

Britain, Spain and Gibraltar are rowing (again).

# escalation - Friday 5 April, 2013

North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety

European countries have been told to consider withdrawing personnel from Pyongyang if the tension there escalates further.

North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions

“The North is apparently intent on firing missiles without prior warning,” a South Korean official said.

# escalation - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

From The42 Scottish FA tribunal leaves Whyte and Rangers fuming Escalation

Scottish FA tribunal leaves Whyte and Rangers fuming

The panel imposed a 12-month transfer embargo on the club and banned Craig Whyte from future involvement in Scottish football.

# escalation - Monday 12 March, 2012

Eamon Gilmore voices concern over escalating tensions in Gaza and Israel

The recent outbreak of violence has been the worst the region has seen in months. A total of 21 people have been killed since Friday.